May 2, 2019

Relevant Published Articles, Chapters, Monographs and Reports (including by WG Members and Others)


Tim Hayward and Piers Robinson, ‘Silencing the scholars: Academia, managing dissent, and the war in Ukraine’ in Tabe Bergman and Jesse Own Hearns-Branaman (eds), Media, Dissidence and the War in Ukraine, (Routledge)


Piers Robinson, ‘The Corrupt Politics of Chemical Weapons’, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 82(5): pp. 481-492.

“‘Russophobia’ and the New Cold War: The Case of the OPCW-Douma Controversy” in Russiagate Revisited: The Aftermath of a Hoax edited by Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Stephen Marmura. (Palgrave/Springer Link, 2023).

Berlin Group 21, A Review of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Fact-Finding Mission Report into the Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Douma, Syria, in April 2018: Evidence of manipulation, bias and censorship, Jose Bustani, Richard Falk, Piers Robinson, Hans von Sponeck.

Tim Hayward, ‘The Applied Epistemology of Official Stories’, Social Epistemology, Available open access.

Piers Robinson, ‘Five Years On: The OPCW-Douma Deception Continues’, Propaganda in Focus, 6 April 2023.


Tabe Bergman, Eric van de Beek, ‘Fake WMDs all over again? How Dutch newspapers supported western propaganda on an alleged chemical attack in Syria’ Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World, 16(3): pp: 197-215.

Piers Robinson ‘Chemical Weapon Attacks and an Evil Dictator’: Outsourcing Propaganda during the War in Syria’ in Journalism and Foreign Policy edited by Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman, Tabe Bergman. (Routledge: London and New York). (2022).


Oliver Boyd-Barrett, (2021) Conflict Propaganda in Syria: Narrative Battles, (Routledge, London and New York).

‘Democracies and War Propaganda in the 21st Century’ in Research Handbook on Political Propaganda edited by Gary Rawnsley, Yiben Mia and Kruakae Pothong, Edward Elgar Publishing. (2021) See update here

Hayward, Tim. ‘”Conspiracy Theory”: The Case for Being Critically Receptive’, Journal of Social Philosophy, online first, July 2021.

Kobs, Michael, Chris Kabusk and Adam Larson (2021) ‘Ghouta Sarin Attack: Review of Open Source Evidence’, (Published at Rootclaim)

de Lint, Willhem. (2021) ‘Intelligence Crime 2: ‘Smear,’ or Crimes Committed by ‘Them’, in Blurring Intelligence Crime, (Springerlink).

Robinson, Piers, Review of ‘Information Warriors: The Battle for Hearts and Minds in the Middle East’ by Vyvyan Kinross, The Middle East Journal, 75(1): pp: 77-79.


Hayward, Tim. (2020) ‘Three Duties of Epistemic Diligence’ Journal of Social Philosophy 50(4): 536-561.


Robinson, Piers. (2019) ‘War and Media Since 9/11’ review essay in European Journal of Communication 34(5):557-563.

Simons, Greg. (2019) ‘Syria: Propaganda as a Tool in the Arsenal of Information Warfare’ in Baines, P., O’Shaughnessy, N. & Snow, N. (Editors), The Sage Handbook of Propaganda, London: Sage, 2019, pp. 443-460.

Gray, Gavan Patrick. (2019) ‘Evidentiary Thresholds for Unilateral Aggression: Douma, Skripal and Media Analysis of Chemical Weapon Attacks as a Casus Belli. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies 13(3): 133-165.

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2019) ‘Deflective Source Propaganda: A Syrian Case Study’ in Alan Macleod (Ed) Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. (London and New York: Routledge).

Hammond, P., T. McCormack and S. Alnahed (2019) ‘Advocacy Journalism, the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention and the Syrian War’ in I. Shaw & S. Selvarajah (els) Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding (Springer)





Zollmann, Florian. (2017) Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention (Peter Lang: New York)